Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Deer Harvested 11/25/2014

Look at tab "Hunting" to see the deer Russell harvested yesterday at Bowden Grove.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sweetgums to Mushrooms

Back in February of this year I added a post called "Multiple Use Forest".  You can look back and see that post here on this site.  The results are in from cutting these Sweetgum trees out of the loblolly pines.  Fresh, vitamin rich, Shiitake mushrooms.
We inoculated these sticks with the mushroom spores after harvesting them and now we are harvesting Shiitake mushrooms.  These will produce for about three to five years.
This is what "Multiple Use" means!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Fall Work

Yesterday was a busy work day.  Abby and Eli(eleven months old) helped me with tree-stands.  We moved some and worked to repair others to make them safer.  It takes so much time to check 38 stands and get them ready before hunting season.  Of the 38 stands, we worked on 6 yesterday and have worked on others earlier and have about 10 more to check and repair.  
We did take a walk into the new property we last purchased and looked for a place to put a stand on this 15 acres.  The ground was covered in acorns here so we knew a stand must be put up here.  
On that walk Eli got to play in the leaves and with sticks as we sat in the woods for a short break.  He is so fascinated by this new world he is discovering.